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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Aug 11, 2007 7:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unbelievable download counts: new info!

I have streamed the streams, as well as downloaded the original .flac seed files as well as the derivatives. All sound fine with no 'corruption' or weird noise. I do not think anything sinister has gone on as you suggest.

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Poster: rayd8 Date: Aug 11, 2007 10:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unbelievable download counts: new info!

So just streaming a show makes the count advance?
I thought it was a ->download<- counter.

No wonder.

So, just for clarification, if I play one song on the flash player it counts as a download?

To me that defeats the whole purpose (as I understood it to be) of the download counter. If it is, then I will just ignore those numbers in the future because it isn't a real representation of the number of people who have actually downloaded a copy for themselves.

BTW, my question (statement) had nothing to do with Jon's stating that the 1st disc was corrupted, my inquiry was solely having to do with what I considered a "download count" that seemed totally out of whack.

Again, if just streaming a show counts as a download; then yes, the numbers could be possible just because folks may have wanted to see how bad it really was (or wasn't)....

This post was modified by rayd8 on 2007-08-11 17:47:39

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Aug 19, 2007 6:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unbelievable download counts: new info!

Yes, streaming a single song increments the download counter. If the same person streams lots of songs from one show, however, it only increments once.

the problem with the Of A Revolution show is that a song in it is in a little flash widget that seems to be used by myspace users.

I have tried a few different systems with the download counts, and all are imperfect.

-brewster

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Aug 11, 2007 11:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unbelievable download counts: new info!

Just watch streaming only files to verify.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-01.sbd.clugston.5465.sbeok.shnf

See if this changes when you stream.

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Poster: rayd8 Date: Aug 11, 2007 4:03pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unbelievable download counts: new info!

The counters don't immediately update per download/stream (whatever) right after, so this would not work...

This post was modified by rayd8 on 2007-08-11 23:03:20